Research

Females in the F500

March 2017.  Fortune Knowledge Group. "Females in the F500. Besides the women you see at the top, it's sometimes hard to get visibility into the Fortune 500 and know which companies are truly making strides towards gender equality. To that end, the Fortune Knowledge Group put together a gender diversity index of the ...

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2016 Spencer Stuart Board Index

March 2017. Spencer Stuart. Report Here: Spencer-Stuart-US-Board-Index-2016_16Dec2016 Highlights of the 2016 Report:  ·        Women now comprise 21% of all S&P 500 directors, up from 20% in 2015, and from 15% a decade ago. ·        S&P500 Boards average 2.3 female directors, compared with 1.6 in 2006. ·        Six S&P 500 boards (1%) have no women directors; whereas ...

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Deloitte: Missing Pieces Report

February 2017. Deloitte. Deloitte: Missing Pieces Report

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Credit Suisse Research Institute Releases the CS Gender 3000: The Reward for Change Report Analyzing the impact of Female Representation in Boardrooms and Senior Management

September 2016.  PR Newswire. "The Credit Suisse Research Institute released today its bi-annual CS Gender 3000 report reaffirming its prior findings that companies with a higher participation of women in decision-making roles continue to generate higher market returns and superior profits. In addition, the report debunks the "Queen Bee" syndrome, challenges ...

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Female Board Members Far More Likely Than Male Board Members to Have Professional Technology Experience, Accenture Research Finds

August 2016.  Business Wire. "Female members of corporate boards of directors are nearly twice as likely as their male counterparts to have professional technology experience, according to new research from Accenture."  More on this research can be found at Business Wire.

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Exclusive: Women Bring More Tech Expertise to the Boardroom Than Men Do

August 2016. Fortune. According to a new study, if a company is looking to hire a director with plenty of tech experience, they should hire a woman.  According to new research by Accenture, women are twice as likely as their male counterparts to have professional tech experience in their background.  More ...

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The Female FTSE Board Report 2016

2016. Cranfield University. Cranfield University published its 2016 semi-annual report on Female FTSE benchmarking report, measuring numbers of female directors on the top 100 British corporate boards.  Each year Cranfield University announces its semi-annual Female FTSE Index and this year's report can be found below and here.  Cranfield University is a ...

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Australia: AICD Gender Diversity Progress Report

June 2016. The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) recently released its quarterly report for March through May of 2016. The report notes that female appointments to ASX 200 boards have tracked above 40 percent so far in 2016, the highest rate since they began monitoring figures in 2009. This solid ...

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New Study: Progress and Challenges for Women on Company Boards

April 2016. European Women on Boards ( EWoB) has published a major new report which examines the progress that women are making on the boards of the 600 largest European-listed companies. This comprehensive new study, undertaken in association with ISS, examines how gender diversity in European boardrooms has evolved over the ...

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Women on boards: A matter of supply? Or demand?

April 2016. A recent boardroom study conducted by Harvard Business School, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and executive recruiting firm Spencer Stuart asked board members: “What is the primary reason that the number of women on boards is not increasing?” The number one response of men aged 56 to 65 was “lack of qualified ...

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